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Old 08-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Sloman Sloman is offline
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Hey Group, I am new to this forum and will be getting my S&W1911 tomorrow. Needless to say I am very excited. Can anyone give me any tips on what to look for when breaking it in? Are there certain "quirks" with this model gun that I should be aware of? Any help would be very appreciated!
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Old 08-23-2004, 05:47 PM
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Hello and welcome!

Do a search for sw1911 and you'll find all kinds of great advise. I've shot over 1500 rounds in mine with ZERO problems.
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Old 08-24-2004, 02:19 PM
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Sloman,
I advise that you field strip it, clean it, lube it and shoot it. I ran a couple hundred rounds through mine in my first range session. Any time I break in a new gun, I try to shoot at least 200 rounds the first day. If this is your first 1911, make sure that you have a firm grip, "limp wristing" will cause malfunctions. If you are not new to 1911s, you already knew that.
Oh yeah, POST PICS PLEASE! And welcome to the forums!
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:16 PM
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Thank you!

I appreciate the advice and warm welcome!
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Old 08-25-2004, 01:04 AM
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Break down question

Let me ask this question here and hopefully I can get an answer. In breaking the SW1911 down I had a problem pushing the slide release pin out. Anyone else or is there something I'm overlooking? I was following the instructions right out of the provided manuel but couldn't get past the second step. Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-25-2004, 01:25 AM
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UB,
Even after 5000+ rounds, mine is still pretty tight. Make sure that you are lining it up with the release point (the curved part of the slide between the 1 & 9 in the 1911 roll mark.)
Let me know if that helps
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Old 08-25-2004, 08:26 AM
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The first time tried to take my SW 1911 apart the slide release was so tightly in place it really felt like it wasn't supoose to come apart. Is the slide release mechanism suppose to be up in the lock postion or down when taking apart? The directions said to press down on the slide release on the opposite side but the slide release button moved every so slightly but nothing as pictured in the illustration. Obvious there is still tension on the release and no I'm not a little girlie man.
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Old 08-25-2004, 12:32 PM
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The slide release can not be in the up or locking position if it is lined up with the take-down cut. There are two cuts in the slide on the left side. The smallest and closest to the rear is where the slide stop needs to be lined up. It is a simple semi circle. If you are lining up with the slide lock cut closest to the muzzel, it will not come out. The slide lock cut is the same shape as the slide lock.
Dumb question here, but you did remove the bushing and the spring, correct?
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Old 08-25-2004, 03:02 PM
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Worked like a charm, thank you.

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Old 08-25-2004, 03:18 PM
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No problem, I am glad it worked!
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